21 days in Phuket, Pattaya & Bangkok Itinerary

21 days in Phuket, Pattaya & Bangkok Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
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Karon, Phuket
— 6 nights
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Ko He, Phuket
— 2 nights
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Mai Khao, Phuket
— 2 nights
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Pattaya
— 4 nights
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Bangkok
— 6 nights
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Karon, Phuket — 6 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Explore Karon's surroundings by going to Choeng Thale (Green Elephant Sanctuary Park & Napas Art Gallery) and Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices (in Patong). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and see some colorful creatures with No Gravity Dive Center.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Karon holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Karon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Karon: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko He.
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Ko He, Phuket — 2 nights

On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Banana Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Coral Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko He itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Karon to Ko He with the Route module. July in Ko He sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mai Khao.
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Mai Khao, Phuket — 2 nights

The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then discover the deep blue sea with Paradise Diving Asia, and then look for gifts at James Bespoke Suit. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Phuket Elephant Park and then head outdoors with The Lake Phuket Elephant Nursery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mai Khao trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko He to Mai Khao. August in Mai Khao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Pattaya.
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Pattaya — 4 nights

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Step out of Pattaya with an excursion to Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in Na Chom Thian--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pattaya online trip builder.

Fly from Mai Khao to Pattaya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pattaya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 6 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Spend the 13th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at Safari World. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok attractions planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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